Monday, June 16, 2008

I apolgize...

Well, I'm back!

I was only going to take a day or two away from blogging, and it turned into a week.

First off, I wanted to thank those who touched base with me over the past few days, concerned over my disappearing from the web without much of a trace. It's noce to know you're missed...

I also want to apologize to you readers, who come by every day, Hell or high water. I should have let you know I was not going to be writing for a week. You deserve better, and I'm sorry.

As for why I dropped out of the loop, and took some time away from the blog? There were a couple of reasons.

One, I felt a little burned out on blogging, and to an extent, sports. I wasn't enjoying writing, which is really saying something. Add that to my belief that some of my recent posts weren't as good as they should, or could, be, it was apparent I needed to step away from the PC. So I did, post haste.

I didn't stop watching sports, as I've been glued to the Tigers' recent surge, kept one eye on the NBA Finals and watched damn near every hole of the US Open. But I stopped reading sports blogs (Save for the Detroit blogs, I wasn't that much off my rocker!) and only glanced at the fishwrap sports pages. It was all becoming white noise to me, so I went cold turkey when it came to sports punditry. To my surprise, I didn't miss it. I'm sure that means something, though I'm not sure what.

Contributing to my need to reassess things is the fact I sometimes have to battle feeling down about my physical situation, and it very occasionally gets the best of me.

My arthritis keeps me home every day, unable to drive or work. Over the past few years, I've gone from having an active life to being, for lack of a better term, a shut-in. To say I can go more than a little stir crazy is an understatement. I normally deal the best I can, and the blogging helps greatly. Unfortunately, I've been mentally out of sorts for the past few days, feelin sorry for myself, and not really in the mood to do much of anything, let alone write. I know better than to let life get to me, but there are times I can't help it. You just have to fight through it, which I'm doing.

So after all the self-reflection, I'm doing OK. I'm fine and dandy. Well, maybe fine, not quite so dandy. I'll be back to blogging about sports, and the all the BS that goes with it, tomorrow. Anyway, that's more than enough of my bitching and moaning.

Funny, the Tigers go on a winning streak, play their best baseball of the season, the moment I write off their 2008 as done. Let's hope I'm not a jinx, as I plan on going nowhere.


  1. Add me to the list of the concerned. It was a little creepy, quite honestly. Don't do that again!

    Consider yourself duly scolded.

  2. Glad you are back Big Al.